Project Better

Project Type(s):

Department Co-Investigator(s):

The co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and hazardous drinking (HD) can be particularly devastating; though evidence-based treatments exist, many individuals with this co-occurrence drop out from or do not or cannot access specialty care. Text-messaging is a mode of intervention delivery that is low-cost, low-burden, and accessible to most people; development and testing of self-directed text message interventions that use evidence- and theoretically-based strategies to reduce PTSD and HD symptom burden is highly needed. Such interventions have the potential for great clinical significance via providing additional, novel treatment options that are readily scalable and have wide reach and thus can have a large impact on individual and public health.


Project Period:
September 21, 2021 August 31, 2026

Funding Type(s):
Federal

Funder(s):
NIAAA

Geographic Area(s):
Washington

Practice Type(s):
Online/remote/apps/social media

Patient Population(s):
Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
Alcohol use disorders/misuse, PTSD, Substance use disorders/misuse